is bulletproofing a 6.0 diesel motor a good idea and at what mileage is best to have this done

Asked by May 02, 2016 at 12:38 AM about the 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

i am new to the diesel truck trend and need one at this point in my life for
work. I am not a ford fan but I know they are good for towing and hauling.
I'd prefer a chevy but not sure about the hauling capacities on them. So I'm
wanting to know if I buy a ford f350 with 135000 miles can I or Should I
have it bulletproofed? or does it matter at this point? will it cost more
because it wasn't done when it was new? will the cost be the same
regardless of the miles? I plan on using it to haul and pull things up to 5 or
6 thousand miles a week. any suggestion on this or recommended trucks I
should consider in it's place would be appreciated. Thanks M.S.

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If you have the money it's well worth it. Egr delete, oil cooler and head studs will make that truck solid. The sooner you do it the better. That is still low miles for a 6.0

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Why do you "need" one? I don't get it- just get a truck with a gas engine- they roll down the road just fine- what Andrew said is right- "if you have the money" with a diesel you will need it-

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Some Ford 6.0 diesel engines are trouble free to 250,000 miles up and some are trouble. The biggest thing not to do is use a tuner to up the torque and horse power on a stock engine. Tuners can cause lots of engine damage. I would consider doing an EGR delete at the very least. Bullet-proofing will help with reliability and allow the use of a tuner if the tuner is used responsibly. It's yellow, I like it because it is different.

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i am wanting to expedite fright and need a dependable vehicle! What should I use? this is probably going to be my retirement job or at least extra income. I already know the hours and driving time required to do this job but will not turn my nose at horror stories. I have worked at a lot of jobs that a lot of people would turn their nose up for work. one was in a minus 20 freezer I worked at for 13.5 years and I saw so many people walk in one door and right back out the other! at 9$ an hour my first pay check was almost $600 i was hooked on overtime so spare me the details on hours of driving. not trying to be a dick just used to long hours.like the other job I had for 1.5 years where it took me an hour and a half to go 11 miles. If you have ever been to Miami you know what I' saying. so anyways if you could go back in time and say hay I wish I would have had this to do my job what should I get ?

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If you hadn't bought it yet don't. I have both a 2005 ford and a 99 dodge. However, if you have bought it bulletproof it now. I recommend doing the arp studs, the dummy plugs, the standpipes, the oil cooler, the egr delete, and the OEM Ford injectors. Mine has 300k and runs great. I just hate to dump 4-5 grand in a truck to make it run right. The 05 Dodge is a way better machine.

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